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If omniscience is possible, free will is impossible.

#111CIA911Posted 6/21/2011 12:14:17 PM(edited)
He used kids as an example because it most fits the scenario.

God is supposedly a much greater intelligence than our own, and adults are supposedly of a higher intelligence to that of children. In both cases, it's the responsibility of the higher intelligence to think FOR the "dumb" ones, because they don't know better--at least compared to you.

If you use people who are all of the same intelligence, it's a skewed analogy.


While that is an interesting way of looking at it, you have to see how it is not the same thing. Even though God is of greater intelligence, he did think FOR them by already giving knowledge of right and wrong. A parent cannot...GIVE his young child the knowledge of right from wrong, he can only tell them what to do and what not to do, hoping that they comprehend it, but not really knowing for sure. God knows that Adam and Eve fully comprehended what he said. It's not like God said with his fingers crossed "Ok I'm gonna tell them these things and hope they get it."

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And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?